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  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 72
Views: 9506

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:56 am   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
A certain fan, celebrated for her arty elegance, is already making her way to the Hatchet. On that basis, the Bristol venue has been selected. This precludes me from any complaints and whippings and a ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 72
Views: 9506

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:41 am   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Quite a lot of folk going to Bristol and London. Anyone want to suggest pubs to meet up?

Note the Hatchet, besides the 02 Academy is only open till ten. Nearby is the "Smoke and Mirrors" ...
  Topic: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
allydodd

Replies: 1
Views: 151

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:56 am   Subject: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
Thanks to the kind person who helped out with a spare.
  Topic: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
allydodd

Replies: 1
Views: 151

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:35 am   Subject: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
If anyone, going to the gig tonight, has a spare ticket, please pm me or ring my mobile 07544 751 859.
  Topic: Manchester Friday 22nd
allydodd

Replies: 13
Views: 947

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:37 pm   Subject: Manchester Friday 22nd
[quote="lilywearsmoschino"]I'm ready to rock my wee socks off tonight at the 02 ...... see you all later MiniPop [

Great night! Everyone I saw was r ...
  Topic: Edinburgh Queens Hall
allydodd

Replies: 5
Views: 365

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:12 pm   Subject: Edinburgh Queens Hall
Especially touching it was for me to have sparks play the venue I fondly regard as my local. And, for my favourite band, not just to sell it out, but put up the best ever performance it's had with mat ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 72
Views: 9506

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:38 pm   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Norwich awesome! One of the best gigs I've ever been to. Russell's glee at being in the top ten was infections. The band are so dynamic and enhancing the songs with a real live edge. None of the muted ...
  Topic: Sparks return to the uk albums top 10!
allydodd

Replies: 14
Views: 597

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:54 pm   Subject: Sparks return to the uk albums top 10!
Hurray! Number 7 in the UK album charts, if I'm reading it right, and number 3 in the vinyl album charts.
  Topic: Glam Rock at the Beeb, Friday 15 September 2017
allydodd

Replies: 2
Views: 293

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:33 pm   Subject: Glam Rock at the Beeb, Friday 15 September 2017
On BBC4 at 10pm, an hour long rockumentary:

A celebration of the outburst of spangly pop and fuzz-filled rock that lit up the British charts in the early 1970s. Top of the Pops provided the genre's ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus Chart Predictions???
allydodd

Replies: 30
Views: 1509

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:39 pm   Subject: Hippopotamus Chart Predictions???
Whatever happens in the charts, I think we all share Deano's pride for being a longstanding Sparks fan at the release of this latest, great work.
  Topic: rating
allydodd

Replies: 3
Views: 322

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:38 pm   Subject: rating
Given I'm deprived by managing only one uninterrupted listen -

Basically, every track on the album had me basking in awe.

Edith Piaf and then Missionary Position overw ...
  Topic: conversation with Sparks
allydodd

Replies: 3
Views: 326

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:57 pm   Subject: conversation with Sparks
Certainly is a magnificent article. Writing for "Pop Matters", John Paul gives the reader understanding of how Sparks matter.
  Topic: Talent is an Asset fan video
allydodd

Replies: 1
Views: 180

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:39 pm   Subject: Talent is an Asset fan video
Very funny and it sure suits the bouncy music that we all love! Glad your fine boys are fledgling fans, as many of the kids keenly are. Incidentally, I wouldn't have been much older when first ...
  Topic: Hippo arrives !
allydodd

Replies: 37
Views: 1930

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:54 pm   Subject: Hippo arrives !
Blown away upon maiden listening. We think we know Sparks. We know every album will have them pulling rabbits out of a hat for our delight. This time they've invented so many tricks, its as if every m ...
  Topic: What are You Playing this very Second Name and Rate it
allydodd

Replies: 2956
Views: 219052

PostForum: Stuff and Nonsense   Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:48 pm   Subject: What are You Playing this very Second Name and Rate it
Present: listening to Hippopotamus by Sparks, (and know I'm not the only one finishing my first listen).

Past: is as if every excelle ...
  Topic: Never turn your back on Sparks in Prague
allydodd

Replies: 3
Views: 1515

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:51 pm   Subject: Never turn your back on Sparks in Prague
Promises to be a fantastic one-off event for fans -

a special screening of the fans rockumentary with the filmmakers present, and
followed by a performance by th ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 72
Views: 9506

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:31 pm   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Tickets for the first week of the UK tour: Norwich, Manchester, Edinburgh have arrived at my end ok from AXS.

Newcastle through a different agency, WeGotTickets, was an e-ticket.
  Topic: Catherine Ringer with Sparks Paris September 4th
allydodd

Replies: 5
Views: 980

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:21 pm   Subject: Catherine Ringer with Sparks Paris September 4th
Wooowww When I'm with you with Russell and Catherine, that should be really amazing.

Absolutely
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7Bzxqxc4CA
  Topic: Never turn your back on Sparks in Prague
allydodd

Replies: 3
Views: 1515

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:15 am   Subject: Never turn your back on Sparks in Prague
Moving this up the current thread for the benefit of Czech fans planning next weekend. Got to be enjoyed in the CINEMA!
  Topic: Lancashire Telegraph
allydodd

Replies: 1
Views: 761

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:03 pm   Subject: Lancashire Telegraph
One of many great links researched by yourself, PeterE, for all our interest and enjoyment. Very grateful for such thorough and incisive efforts.
 
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